What does the Tibetan book of the dead say happens 14 days after death?

I don't have my copy to hand. I'm asking, because I suspect a dear friend of mine may have died last week.


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In general, the process of the Bardo can last between 7 - 49 days with a chance of rebirth or liberation every 7 days.

Depending on your friend's knowledge of the Bardo he could either still be in the Bardo, or in the process of seeing his next life / being reborn / in utero.

  • i read that the essential teaching ends after 14 days, the 2nd week being the wrathful deities. i just hope he is ok
    – user2512
    Sep 16, 2017 at 19:31
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    @user3293056 even the wrathful deities are trying to teach and guide your friend. They just teach different lessons.
    – hellyale
    Sep 16, 2017 at 19:57

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